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Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Rubio wants permanent extension of 'counterterrorism tools'


      Sen. Marco Rubio wants Congress to permanently extend "counterterrorism tools" that have sparked a national debate and divided the GOP.

    2. Rubio's fundraising trip to California means missed votes and criticism


      It’s cold and nasty in Washington today.

    3. Marco Rubio not backing down on 2016 race

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — It's Marco Rubio's version of the Tom Petty anthem I Won't Back Down.

      Sen. Marco Rubio stands on the floor of the House Chamber before President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address at the Capitol on Tuesday. In between media appearances around his book, Rubio has been scooping up campaign cash.
    4. When Marco Rubio had a bad case of cotton mouth


      Two years ago, Marco Rubio broke the Internet by reaching for a water bottle during his nationally televised State of the Union rebuttal.

    5. Marco Rubio not slowing down as 2016 decision nears


      With Jeb Bush (and now Mitt Romney) eating up the headlines, it’s easy to overlook how Marco Rubio has been pushing forward toward a possible presidential run.

    6. Rubio critical of Obama's plan to increase capital gains taxes


      Sen. Marco Rubio criticized President Obama's proposal, to be outlined during Tuesday's State of the Union address, to raise capital gains taxes on the wealthy.

    7. PolitiFact: Fact-checking U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's new book

      State Roundup

      Sen. Marco Rubio's new book, American Dreams, makes its appearance at a fascinating moment for the Republican Party. The GOP has just taken control of both chambers of Congress, and candidates like Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are signaling their intentions for 2016 presidential runs.

      “If (low-income) people work and make more money, they lose more in benefits than they would earn in salary,” Sen. Marco Rubio writes in his new book, a claim that turns out to be Mostly False.
    8. Rubio goes head-to-head with Jon Stewart


      Sen. Rubio stopped by The Daily Show yesterday as part of his media blitz for his new book.

    9. Mitt Romney may run but faces a different Florida


      Is Mitt Romney for real?

      We’ll see.

      But the would-be third time presidential candidate won’t be able to count on the cash depot that is Florida. Major Republican fundraisers/donors are locked in with Jeb Bush and were caught by surprise that Romney is reversing himself ("Oh, no, no, no. No, no, …

      Mitt Romey, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush
    10. Rand Paul trash talks 'moderate' Jeb Bush


      Sen. Rand Paul trash talks Jeb Bush in an interview with Breitbart News.